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Feb 22, 2007 10:35 AM

Need Breakfast/Brunch Place in Long Beach

I'm looking for a reasonably priced breakfast or brunch place for a group of girlfriends on a Sunday. We'll be heading to a day spa later in the afternoon so we don't want something terribly heavy. Any suggestions?

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  1. The only problem is, as is usual, is that good places tend to get packed on Sunday mornings.
    There's Egg Heaven which is more like a tiny diner but serves up some good food - packed.
    THe Bake n Broil which is also usually packed
    The last time I went to Lasher's for Sunday brunch, it wasn't too terribly crowded, but I dunno if that was a fluke.

    1. I'm not familiar with the area, so that's three options more than I had to begin with! Thank you.

      1. If you want to travel a bit south, there's a wonderful deli on Katella Ave. near Rossmoor. The Katella Deli has fantastic food but there may be a bit of a wait like in most good places on a Sunday.

        1. I like The Potholder on Broadway. There is also a huge brunch buffet at The Reef by the Queen Mary. And, for the Rossmoor crowd, I like The Gourmet Cafe on Katella for it's prices and pies.

          1. schooners or laters is where its at. longer wait on nice days though. chucks coffe on ocean is good, cash only. pot holder is top notch, and egg heaven is good -cash only.

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            1. re: eglbc

              I like Schooner or Later as well - and here's a tip: if you are willing to eat inside it's a shorter wait, and if you take the counter, No wait at all.

              1. re: SRosie

                Schooner or Later is good if you want to wait a long time to eat outside for okay food. Also, the trucker hat hangover crowd is always in full effect, especially Sunday morning. I waited about 2 hours there one time thinking I could be at the Potholder right now. But the Portuguese chowder is really good.

                1. re: Oh Robin

                  What's the ambiance like at Potholder?

                  1. re: nottooshabby

                    Very neighborhood dinerish with the trendy wacky t-shirt crowd. But the food is so very yummy. Great no frills stuff like french toast and turkey melts. Also bloody marys and mimosas. If you and your girls are just cool groovy normal people you will love this place. But I still think Le Creperie would be fun and a light meal. Plus you can walk off your brunch on 2nd street and browse the shops. Have fun!

                    1. re: Oh Robin

                      Just posted below that we ended up going to Blackboard Bistro in Seal Beach. The wait was almost 1.5 hours at La Creperie for the four of us... too much of a Sunday to waste. I'll have to go back for La Creperie. Thanks again for your help!